M&H 045: Block Party Music Preview


Open phones and open doors this week! Old Home Day is coming up this weekend, and the Black Sheep Radio Block Party is the one after that. We’ll be chatting up those things and more, and playing music from the bands that’ll be at the block party. Give us a ring at 802-460-9665 ext 100 or stop on by at 33 Bridge St in Bellows Falls. We’ll try to keep an eye on Facebook and stuff too.

Old Home Day:


The annual Black Sheep Radio Block Party is coming up on Saturday, August 9 under the sun and stars at the Waypoint Center on the island in downtown Bellows Falls from 6 to 11 PM. Live music from five bands, lively people like you, a cash bar, and fun food! This is one of our biggest and most fun fundraisers every year. 100% of the proceeds support your community radio station, WOOL. Tickets are $15 on the day of show, but they’re only $12 in advance (that’s less than $2.50 per band!) and you can get ‘em online right right now at www.blacksheepradio.org/WOOL/blog/block-party-2014/

Playing at the block party this year:

The Once Hollow got their start when two punk guitarists and a torch singer had three weeks to pull together a set for a gig. Their sound gathers in jazz, indie, folk, bluegrass, punk, blues, and whatever else feels urgent and fitting.

Sool has been recording and making music together for over a quarter century, traversing genres and experimenting with sounds in the spirit of psychoacoustical science. Plus they’re lots of fun.

The Meteor Shades play a distinct upbeat vintage indie Americana rock. The band features members from The Break Maids and Moxley Union.

Mike Schlenoff, affectionately known as Schlenny, evokes American roots while remaining honest and present. He was part of Boston’s underground jug-funk band The Hogstompers.

Riddim Vigil draws inspiration from the crossroads of Rastafari livity (the life-force that flows through all living things) and orthodox Christian faith, and they play conscious roots reggae music.